College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
26-2
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
9-18
SOR Leader
Kansas
24-3
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kansas
24-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East26-212722
2North CarolinaUNCACC23-521764
3GonzagaGONZWCC28-039538
4West VirginiaWVUBig 1222-64472028
5FloridaFLASEC23-551986
6LouisvilleLOUACC22-56743
7DukeDUKEACC22-5723711
8VirginiaUVAACC18-9822322
9PurduePURBig Ten23-59571715
10KansasKUBig 1224-310411
11KentuckyUKSEC23-511451110
12UCLAUCLAPac-1224-312821317
13OregonOREPac-1224-41371197
14Saint Mary'sSMCWCC24-3141402516
15BaylorBAYBig 1223-5151055
16WisconsinWISBig Ten22-516351025
17CincinnatiCINAmerican24-317861514
18Wichita StateWICHMVC26-4181713245
19Florida StateFSUACC22-619341212
20SMUSMUAmerican24-420782219
21Notre DameNDACC21-721141424
22ArizonaARIZPac-1225-3227399
23CreightonCREIBig East22-523562123
24MichiganMICHBig Ten17-1024424952
25Iowa StateISUBig 1218-92582638

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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